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16 May 2012  

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stack View Post
How do I restore to a prior boot?

I have a back up HDD that I cloned around the first of the month, but would rather not go that way because of loss of data on a few databases... (yeah, I should probably have something that backs up continually but whatever)
Control panel/system/system protection

Then poke the "system restore" button.

Then poke "next"

Your restore points should be shown on the next screen.

Put a checkmark in "show more restore points".

Highlight the one you want (a couple of days back, probably) and then poke "next" to start it running.

Your system will reboot. Should take 2 or 3 minutes total.

System Restore is a very valuable part of Windows 7 and will bail you out of a lot of jams. You should familiarize yourself with it.

You should have restore points dating back weeks if you have a default configuration.

It may or may not solve your sound issue.

System Restore restores a saved registry and effectively moves your system to an earlier point in time. Your data is not touched.

It's good, but not perfect. Occasionally it will not restore and you are stuck with the current situation.
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